Cartilaginous tree – cartilaginous yarrow

Name: Cartilaginous tree – cartilaginous yarrow

Tree cartilage (Achillea cartilaginea); cartilaginous yarrow


Perennial herbaceous hairy-pubescent plant of the aster family (complex flowers). Stems are erect, branched, 50-150 cm tall. The leaves are alternate, whole, lanceolate, serrated at the edge, up to 12 mm wide. Flowers — in baskets that form a corymbose inflorescence; marginal – reed, pistillate, white; middle ones are tubular, bisexual. The fruit is an achene. Blooms in July – September.

Spread. Occurs in Western Polissia on wet meadows, on bushes, near the banks of rivers and lakes.

Raw. Inflorescences (baskets) collected during flowering of the plant are used.

The plant is unofficial .

Chemical composition . The plant contains essential oil, bitter and tannic substances. The composition of the essential oil includes azulene, pinene, borneol and other substances.

Pharmacological properties and use . In folk medicine, Cartilaginous tree is used as an anti-inflammatory agent and as an appetite stimulant. Infusion of the plant treats wounds, inflammatory processes in the oral cavity, etc.

Medicinal forms and applications . Internally – infusion of baskets (1 tablespoon of baskets per 300 ml of boiling water, infuse for 2 hours, strain) 2 tablespoons every 2 hours.

Externally – an infusion of baskets (prepared as in the previous recipe) for rinsing and lotions.

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